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Jon Pickard

Music

Overview

  • Solo Guitarist and jazz pianist
  • Classical, Flamenco or South American repertoire
  • Optional backing tracks for more energy.
  • Can be booked either as guitarist., pianist or both

Location

Jon is based close to Bath, Somerset but regularly travels across the whole of Southern England, as far as London, Cardiff, Bournemouth and Birmingham.

Standard Set Times

  • Min 2 hours, up to 5 hours (guitar & piano combined)

About this Act

Jon Pickard is one of the finest Classical Guitarists in the UK and is renowned for his extremely professional service. Highly trained and experienced he has been a professional player for over 25 years, playing concerts and background music in every imaginable setting, in the UK and across Europe, from small intimate gatherings to large concert hall events.

He can play gentle and refined Classical Music, or Spanish Flamenco & South American, and even has a wide range of instrumental versions of pop songs. Where the occasion desires it he will play with percussion backing tracks to give a more lively and energetic sound.

Jon is also a very accomplished pianist and can offer a set of Jazz piano standards, including instrumental 'Ratpack' styles, perfect for that stylish touch that only Piano Jazz can bring to your event.

You can hire Jon to play either, or both instruments depending on what you have in mind for your event. Hiring him for both is a great way to save money if you want two very different styles of musical mood for different parts of your day - as this will almost certainly be much cheaper than hiring two different musicians.

If you require the very highest standards of music and professionalism then Jon is the choice for you.

 

Set List

GUITAR:
Spanish (Traditional) & Classical

Romance - Anon
Asturias (Leyenda) - I. Albeniz
Tango in D - I. Albeniz
Tango in G - F. Tarrega
Recuerdos de la Alhambra - F. Tarrega
Capricio Arabe - F. Tarrega
Adelita - F. Tarrega
Concerto D’Aranjuez (Adagio) - J. Rodrigo
El Noy de la Mare - M. Llobet
Canco de Lladre - M. Llobet
Canarios - G. Sanz
Estudio sin Luz - A. Segovia
Tango en Skai - R. Dyens
Koyunbaba Suite - C. Domeniconi
The Wedding March - R. Wagner

Spanish Flamenco

Majestuosos (Siguiriyas) - J. Serrano
Bella Mar (Veridales) - J. Serrano
Sahara (Tanguillo) - G. Nunez
Soleares - J. Martin
Tarantos - Traditional
Alegrias en Mi - J. Martin
Rumba en Mi - P. De Lucia
Entre Dos Aguas - P. De Lucia
Tangos - Traditional
Tres Notas - V. Amigo
Malaguena - C. Romero
Sevillanas - Traditional
Volaré - Domenico Modugno
La Tarde es Caramelo - V. Amigo
Bolero a Vicente - V. Amigo
Sancti Petri - G. Nunez
Cancion Del Mariarchi - Los Lobos

South American

Cavatina - S. Myers
Deve Ser Amor - R. B. Powell
Un Sueno en la Floresta - A. Barrios-Mangore
Verano Porteno - A. Piazzolla
Milonga Del Angel - A. Piazzolla
Romantico - A. Piazzolla
Accentuado - A. Piazzolla
Libertango - A. Piazzolla
Danza Brasiliera - J. Morel
Choro No. 1 - H. Villa-Lobos
Tico Tico - Trad Brazilian song
El Condor Pasa - Trad. Andean song
Guantanamera - Trad. Cuban song


Modern / Easy Listening:

Love of my Life - Queen
World We Created - Queen
I Want to Break Free - Queen
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Albatross - Fleetwood Mack
Black Magic Woman - Santana
If I fell in Love with You - Beatles
All you need is Love - Beatles
Here Comes the Sun - Beatles
Billy Jean - Michael Jackson
You are Not Alone - Michael Jackson
It Must Be Love - Madness
Scarborough Fair - Traditional
Mrs Robinson - Simon & Garfunkel
There She Goes - The La’s
Fairy Tale of New York - The Pogues / Kirsty McCall
So This is Christmas - John Lennon
Broken Strings - James Morrison
One Day Like This - Elbow
The Show - Lenka
Hotel California - The Eagles
Please Dont Leave Me - Pink
How Deep is Your Love - Bee Gees
Somewhere only we know - Keane
Are we Human? - The Killers
Every Breath You Take - Sting / The Police
Big Yellow Taxi - Joni Mitchell
Volare - Gypsy Kings
Gypsy - José Feliciano
Time of Your Life - Greenday
When September Ends - Greenday
Cider Drinker / Paloma Blanca - The Wurzels / George Baker
I Will Survive - Gloria Gaynor
Mama Mia - Abba
The Winner Takes it All - Abba
King of the Swingers (Jungle Book) - Sherman and Sherman
Fields of Gold - Sting
She Said - Plan B
Telephone - Lady Ga Ga
Edge Of Glory - Lady Ga Ga
New York - Alicia Keys
She Will Be Loved - Maroon 5
For The First Time – The Script
Grenade – Bruno Mars
Always A Woman To Me – Billy Joel
Price Tag – Jessie J
Viva La Vida – Coldplay
Fast Car – Tracy Chapman
Hey There Delilah – Plain White T’s
More Than Words – Extreme
My Sweet Lord – George Harrison

PIANO REPERTOIRE
JAZZ & RAGTIME
Blue Moon - Rogers/Hart
Cant Help Lovin' Dat Man - Hammerstein / Kern
Carillon - Herbie Flowers
Day In, Day Out - Mercer/Bloom
Every Time We Say Goodbye - Cole Porter
Happy Talk - Hammerstein/Rogers
I Get A Kick Out Of You - Cole Porter
I'm Beginning To See The Light - James/Ellington
Imagination Van - Heusen/Burke
In A Sentimental Mood - Duke Ellington
It Had To Be You - Isham Jones
Its Only a Paper Moon - Rose/Harburg/Arlen
JD's Boogie Woogie - Jimmy Dorsey
Ladybird - Chet Baker
Let There Be Love - Grant/Rand
Let There Be You - Young/Cavanaugh
Lets Face The Music and Dance - Irving Berlin
Mack The Knife - Kurt Weill
Makin Whoopee - Donaldson/Kahn
Maple Leaf Rag - Scott Joplin
My Baby Just Cares For Me - Nina Simone
My Melancholy Blues - Freddie Mercury
Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini
Puttin On The Ritz - Irving Berlin
Sentimental Journey - Brown/Homer
Someone To Watch Over Me - G&I Gershwin
Somewhere Over the Rainbow - Harburg/Arlen
Take Five - Paul Desmond
The Entertainer / The Sting - Scott Joplin
When I Fall In Love - Heyman / Young

POP TUNES
Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
Bridge Over Toubled Waters - Simon & Garfunkel
Clair De Lune - Claude Debussy
Don’t Stop Me Now - Queen
Hey Jude - Beatles
Imagine - John Lennon
In Only 7 Days - Queen
Jelousy - Queen
Just The Way You Are - Billy Joel
Let it Be - Beatles
Somebody To Love - Queen
The Best That You Can Do - Bacharach/Sager
This Is My Life - Billy Joel
Uptown Girl - Billy Joel
Watermark - Enya
We Are The Champions - Queen
Whiter Shade of Pale - Procol Harum
Yesterday - Beatles
Save Me - Queen

Lineup

  • Solo Guitar (with optional backing tracks)
    Solo Piano

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